Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Widespread group of inherited disorders of connective tissue, the clinical manifestations are common fragile skin and joint hypermobility, easy bruising and joint relaxation. There are at least eight types and clinical manifestations vary in intensity. The transmission can be autosomal recessive, dominant or sex-linked recessive. In all the basic biochemical change occurs in the synthesis of any of the types of collagen fibers, depending on the clinical manifestations of the tissues where it is the most abundant type of collagen, mainly the skin, musculoskeletal system and the system cardiovascular.

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